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Colorado, Marijuana, and the Failed War on Drugs

Colorado, as we know, has legalized personal possession of marijuana.  It’s an experiment and it may or may not work, but I have a hard time imagining the outcome will be any worse than the outcome of our war on drugs.  As public policy goes, I think Colorado is moving in the right direction.

I’m thinking about this issue morning because of a post from Mano Singham that linked to an interview by Dr. Lester Grinspoon about marijuana that has some amazing quotes.

It’s certainly a good recreational drug—better than alcohol or any other drug  that might be considered recreational. It’s so…free. You don’t have a hangover,  it’s less expensive in the long run, it doesn’t compromise functioning in a way  that alcohol can.

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And this about his personal experience and observation: Read the rest of this entry »

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